Plasmonic Au nanoparticles supported on both sides of TiO2 hollow spheres for maximising photocatalytic activity under visible light

Lu, Jianwei, Lan, Lan, Liu, Terence, Wang, Na and Fan, Xiaolei (2019) Plasmonic Au nanoparticles supported on both sides of TiO2 hollow spheres for maximising photocatalytic activity under visible light. Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering. ISSN 2095-0179 (In Press)

[img]
Preview
Text (Advance online version)
Lu2019_Article_PlasmonicAuNanoparticlesSuppor.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Download (914kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11705-019-1815-2

Abstract

A strategy of intensifying the visible light harvesting ability of anatase TiO2 hollow spheres (HSs) was developed, in which both sides of TiO2 HSs were utilised for stabilising Au nanoparticles (NPs) through the sacrificial templating method and convex surface-induced confinement. The composite structure of single Au NP yolk-TiO2 shell-Au NPs, denoted as Au@Au(TiO2, was rendered and confirmed by the transmission electron microscopy analysis. Au@Au(TiO2 showed enhanced photocatalytic activity in the degradation of methylene blue and phenol in aqueous phase under visible light surpassing that of other reference materials such as Au(TiO2 by 77% and Au@P25 by 52%, respectively, in phenol degradation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TiO2 hollow spheres, plasmonic Au nanoparticles, confinement, visible light, photocatalytic degradation
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 15:35
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 08:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39075

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics


Policies: NRL Policies | NRL University Deposit Policy | NRL Deposit Licence